There are many great literary events around Indianapolis and beyond. Looking for something to do? Here are just a few ideas:

Poetry on Brick Street Presents


Poet Norbert Krapf

Thursday, June 6, 2013   6:30 pm
Eagle Creek Coffee Company (
10 South Main Street; Zionsville, Indiana 46077
Coffee, food and drinks from Eagle Creek’s menu will be available for sale.

Krapf was Indiana’s Poet Laureate from 2008-2010. Since 1976 Norbert Krapf has written or edited 24 books, two of which are his translations from the German. Eighteen of these books are collections of his own poetry, including Somewhere in Southern Indiana: Poems of Midwestern Origins (1993), Blue-Eyed Grass: Poems of Germany (1997), and Looking for God's Country (2005), all available from Time Being Books, and Bittersweet Along the Expressway: Poems of Long Island (2000) and The Country I Come From (2002), sixty poems set in Indiana.
Check out his entire bio at

Say happy birthday to James Alexander Thom and Dark Rain Thom!

June 7, 2013, from 6 to 9 p.m.
Two beloved Indiana authors will mark their birthdays at the IDADA First Friday Gallery Tour on June 7 at the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial LibraryJames Alexander Thom, 80, and his wife, Dark Rain, 71.  The Thoms have supported the Vonnegut Library since its inception, and Jim Thom was a longtime friend of Kurt Vonnegut. Join us in wishing them well!
Those who can’t attend can give a gift to the Vonnegut Library to a new fund, “In Honor of James Alexander Thom.”

Bonus: Live music by Jeff Bowen!    Admission is free.


Presented by the Writers Guild

Laura Bates: Shakespeare Saved My Life  
Memoir Reading

Tuesday, June 4   7:00 pm
Boxcar Books  408 E. 6th Street
Bloomington, IN



9 S. Johnson Avenue, Indianapolis

Theresa McMiller book signing
Saturday, June 1, @ 2:00pm
Theresa will be signing and discussing her wonderful children’s book, Bessie Goes All Over the World.


Greenwood Public Library Writer's Group
June 10th 6pm

Join us for this writers' critique group, a place where beginning and veteran writers can receive feedback on their work. All genres of work  are accepted.  Readers and those who enjoy books are also welcome as  their feedback is important. If you'd  like to have a sample of your work critiqued at the group, please email your sample to  Valerie at

We hope to see you there!



The Indiana Historical Society will be hosting its annual Author Series this summer

The talks, free and open to the public, begin at noon in the multipurpose room at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis. Here is the schedule:

June 18--Ray E. Boomhower, "The People's Choice: Congressman Jim Jontz of Indiana"

July 16--Wes D. Gehring, "Robert Wise: Shadowlands"

August 20--Richard Feldman, "Home before the Raven Caws: The Mystery of a Totem Pole"

September 17--Kenneth L. Turchi, "L.S. Ayres and Company: The Store at the Crossroads of America"


Written by Roxanna Santoro — May 15, 2013

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